250 rounds still some jams

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by somewhere21, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. somewhere21

    somewhere21 New Member

    Mar 18, 2008
    Got my gun 2 weeks ago and first time out had the assembly pin walking. Just wasn't going in enough the plastic was blocking it. Lots of ftfeeds and ftejects, did a fluff and buff , got better. Called kel tec to ask about the case mouths on the empty shells they were all bent. Last time at range sent 50 rem umc fmj only 2 fte. It seems that the extractor on some cases is letting go and the new shell is locking the empty case against the chamber,hood area, jamming the gun. Anyone else have these problems. Also have any of you guys seen the Robar gun site? The grips and finishes they do look great, google it. Thanks for any help.
  2. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    2 out of 50 huh?  You are getting there.  It is just barely broken in.  Consider a barrel hood mod.  The bottom edge of the barrel hood has a 90 degree angle on it.  Sometimes that sharp edge catches a spent round and hangs it long enough to cause a problem.  Carefully (with needle file or even sand paper) break that sharp, inner edge and smooth it a bit with paper. Don;t do anything dramatic that would affect lockup. Just round that sharp corner on the lower inside edge of the barrel hood.  It doesn't usually take much to allow the spent round to get out quicker.  Polishing the chamber can also help.  And, often the easiest fix is switching ammo.  There are variances in sizes of different casings that are sufficient to make some work better than others.  Experiment with several different brands.  Good lube is essential too.


  3. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    In the FAQ/VIP thread, technical posting, there are links to two discussion threads with simmilar problems. the links are

    "...the casing would hang up as it was being ejected (about half way out)...I need suggestions..."

    "New P3AT... failed to extract the round that had been fired leaving them in the barrel....Do you have any suggestions short of returning the guns for service"